It is almost the beginning of spring and it sure feels like it. It has been raw, but above freezing and we have had 7" of rain in the last two days. It is still pouring as I write. Ick! I like the later spring where we have the flowers, not the constant showers. I hope that spinach seed I planted last week doesn't wash away. I've seen actual puddles in my garden and that is so unusual since I'm on a slight slope at the top of a hill. I'm glad I covered those seeds. And I'm really glad I decided to wait until after the rain to plant my peas. They hate being underwater and would probably rot in these conditions.
But it is Harvest Monday so I'd better get with it. I ate a bit from my stored food, but not much.. In a few weeks my frozen spinach will be gone. I hope the overwintered spinach starts pulling its weight by then.
The big news is that I spent yet more money. I put up new lights with timer and bought some new flats. So the tally gets added onto negatively again. I always hate to see the garden go into the red in the spring, but it that is the way of it. You buy things in the spring and then in the summer make up for the cost. When you count your garden dollars like this you can really see why the farmers like CSAs. They can stay in the black in the spring.
- 2 x new flats: $1.89
- 4" shop light with wide reflector $28.52
- 2 x T8 cool white bulbs (which are great for seedlings and cheap) $5.88
- Timer $11.66
- Spent: $188.68
- Harvested: $0.21
- Total: $-188.47
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